Deadline: May 01, 2015

Dr. Kathy Liddell

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Applications are invited for a Philomathia Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intellectual Property Law and Genomics to work with the newly established Cambridge Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences (LML) at the Faculty of Law (

This is a fixed term three-year position commencing between 1 July and 1 October 2015. The fellowship is generously funded by the Philomathia Foundation as part of a research programme exploring human values and distributive justice. Further information on the programme is available at

The LML has been established to foster legal research and teaching on issues raised by medicine and life sciences. It aims to complement the world-class biomedical research carried out by the University of Cambridge, engaging legal expertise to help promote responsible, effective and affordable healthcare. A major focus of the LML is to investigate the importance of intellectual property rights in medical innovation, and to propose related policy developments.

The Philomathia Fellow must have completed a PhD in law (or equivalent) before starting the position (the latest commencement date is 1 October 2015). Broad knowledge of intellectual property law (including patents, copyright, trade marks, database rights, trade secrets) and evidence of a resourceful, quick and entrepreneurial attitude will be important in evaluating the suitability of an applicant. Competent knowledge of human genetic science and the regulatory frameworks governing market authorisations for drugs and diagnostics is also highly desirable. Practical knowledge of IP licensing, or a degree in natural or medical sciences would be advantageous. The post is based in central Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Enquiries may be made to Dr Kathy Liddell (email: 

Please quote reference JK05772 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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